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Special Christmas Music Sunday

10 December 9:30am

On Sunday 10 December the choir will present their Christmas music in the style of the Kings College, Cambridge Lessons and Carols service. The band will also be participating in worship.

This will be a wonderful service with the focus on Christmas music and readings from Old and New Testaments. Please come and join with us for worship .

This Sunday’s Service

Below are sound recordings of the last seven weeks where we explored some of the real questions people ask.  From these what might emerge will be a way of thinking about how Christian faith, and before this the faith of the Israelites and Jews, provides an enriched view of daily living. We have been taking our lead from the prophet Jeremiah who knew a thing or two. It was Jeremiah who urged us to seek the ancient wisdom as we “stand at the cross roads and look; and ask where are the ancient paths…where is the good way.., and how should we walk in it?” We need to know the answer because that’s where we’ll “find rest for our souls”.  (Jeremiah 6: 16)

"Our lives... so full of contradictions"

by Don Fergus | “Building Hope; Real People…Real questions”.

"What makes life worth living in the face of death?"

by Don Fergus

"How many times do I forgive a sister or brother who hurts me?"

by Don Fergus

"What do you want and who are you looking for?"

by Don Fergus | “Building Hope; Real People…Real questions”.

"Why are you angry?"

by Don Fergus | "Building Hope; Real People... Real Questions".

“Where are you hiding?"

by Don Fergus | “Building Hope; Real People…Real questions”.

"What's the point of life when it doesn't make sense?"

by Don Fergus | “Building Hope; Real People…Real questions”.

New Role – Community Ministry Leader

St Mark’s Parish is wanting to appoint a person to a new role in the parish, that of Community Ministry Leader. If you would like a full description of this new part time position please contact the St Mark’s Office on 358 5443 or email office@stmarks.net.nz.

Events

Gingerbread House Decorating Evening

Friday 1st December 6:30pm

Come along to St Mark’s Church on Friday 1st December at 6:30pm, to make an amazing Christmas display! Gingerbread house, icing, lollies, and board all provided, and beautifully presented in cellophane wrap when you have finished decorating, with the gingerbread and icing crafted fresh that morning by the Village Bakehouse. The cost is $40 and it’s a fun evening for the whole family! The evening includes supper!!

Alternatively, kits of gingerbread house, icing and a board are available to take away from the church office, either after 6:30pm on 1 December, or during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am – 12 noon) during the week beginning 4 December. The takeaway kits are $25.

Email stmarks.communityconversations@gmail.com for more information and payment details.

All houses must be paid for by 22nd November!

Gingerbread House